Oct 09 2013

Focus on innovation, creativity of services – 2nd UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2013

Key influencers from the public and private sector will exchange ideas on best practices and updates on innovative initiatives in providing services at the state level at a conference to be held in Dubai.

The second UAE Ideas Conference and Award 2013 will take place on October 30 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. It is being organised by the Dubai Quality Group, a non-profit organisation that advances learning and promotes quality improvement and business excellence practices.

The conference will facilitate discussions on innovation and creativity, and how to provide services in an effective way for users, through its various sessions and workshops, said a statement.

There will be insights into methods of achieving excellence in serving all sectors of the community, characterised by competitiveness in providing outstanding services and making innovative ideas a catalyst to drive sustainable growth in various sectors in the country, it said.

“Through the conference, we aim to help public and private sector organisations in the UAE realise their creative potential and encourage them to exhibit their ideas and proposals,” said Dr Yousef Al Akraf, chairman of DQG.

Badriya Al Tamimi, managing director, said: “This year will see the participation of various institutions operating in the UAE. There will be a number of valuable discussion panels that address the programmes and creative ideas submitted by participants. This year’s event will be focused on the vital role creativity plays in supporting the growth and sustainability of the services sector in the country, and efficient ways of promoting positive thinking at work.”

“Award categories will be varied this year to include, Best Innovation in the promoting Arabic language, Best Innovation in promoting national identity, Best Innovation in activating and empowering citizens, Best Innovation in promoting UAE marketing and representation outside the region,” Al Tamimi added.